True alpine spirit
I’ve been all over the world in search of the best skiing around, and the destination that most often comes to mind as offering some of the best is always Verbier/4 Vallées. Renowned as Switzerland’s largest ski area, it boasts perfect conditions on over 400 km of trails serviced by 90 lifts. And, one cannot overlook the added value of the impeccable authentic cuisine provided by Verbier’s mountain restaurants.
A week spent in Verbier is jam-packed with everything skiers are looking for, whether they are laid-back or the more daring type—and every day is different. At the start of your stay, you’ll probably want to explore different parts of the resort. It takes a 55-km return trip to make your way through the various interrelated sectors, which you can discover both on the trails and at the table thanks to the dozen or so mountain restaurants that serve up the perfect dishes to sustain and satisfy even the most discerning foodies.
While it’s clear that a successful ski vacation is nothing without great skiing, the importance of the alpine atmosphere that accompanies it cannot be denied. Thankfully, Verbier has it all—which makes it a coveted destination everyone wants to go back to again and again.
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